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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 04-24-2019

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22 ENTERTAINMENT / HEALTH APRIL 24-30, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame welcomes six inductees Sunday PAWTUCKET – On Sunday, April 28, the unveiling of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 inductee exhibits will take place in the Hall of Fame museum space in Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St., at 2 p.m., followed by the 2019 RIMHOF Induction Concert beginning at 3 p.m., at the Met, also located in the Hope Artiste Village. The six Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame 2019 inductees are: Jon Campbell, Alan Fox, Claudia Lennear, Phil Madeira, Neal and the Vipers, and Rico Turchetti. Grammy Award-winning songwrit- er Phil Madeira will be joined by his bandmates from Emmylou Harris' band, The Red Dirt Boys, with Chris Donohue on bass and Bryan Owings on drums. Claudia Lennear, one of rock music's greatest backing sing- ers, will perform, and pedal steel guitar pioneer Rico Turchetti will be inducted. Neal and the Vipers will be close out the festivities and bring up several of the more than one dozen former members of the band to jam. A scheduled April 26 Induction Concert for Jon Campbell has been post- poned due to illness and will be rescheduled at a later date. Alan Fox, founder of The Music School Inc., will be inducted at a future event as well. The 2 p.m. unveiling of the induct- ee exhibits on April 28 is free and open to the public; a ticket will be required for entrance to the 3 p.m. concert in The Met. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased at www.themetri. com . All proceeds from RIMHOF's annual induction events go toward creating the museum displays, acquir- ing recordings and memorabilia, and digitizing that collection for perma- nent online access for future genera- tions. NEAL AND THE VIPERS are one of six 2019 Inductees joining the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. The 2 p.m. unveiling of the inductee exhibits on April 28 is free and open to the public; a ticket will be required for entrance to the 3 p.m. concert in The Met. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. CLAUDIA LENNEAR Free exhibit unveilings at 2 p.m. will be followed by inductions, concert at The Met Hearing loss prevention, early detection focus of free seminar May 1 by Tune In & Tune Up Spring Time Polka Dance set for Sunday Senior Center will host health fair May 8 CUMBERLAND – The Tune In & Tune Up Rhode Island Musicians Health Awareness Program will offer a free health seminar on Wednesday, May 1, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. The event will begin with an overview of what Tune In & Tune Up offers by co-chairs Don D.C. Culp, Dr. Al Puerini, and Russell Gusetti. Of particular interest is a new initiative to encourage preven- tion and screening. With a goal of encouraging annual wellness visits to a primary care physician, TI & TU is offering a $25 subsidy to the first 200 Rhode Island musicians or industry professionals when they document an annual wellness visit with their primary care physician in 2019. Also speaking will be R.I. Music Hall of Famer Mark Cutler, best known as the frontman for the Schemers and the Raindogs. Having been diagnosed with throat can- cer last year, Cutler will stress the importance of early detection. The focus of the seminar will be on hearing health and hearing pro- tection. The featured speaker will be ear/nose/throat specialist Dr. Brian Duff, M.D. Also speaking will be Culp who will discuss hearing issues from the perspective of being a drummer. Ed Plunkett, of the Providence Federation of musicians, will also discuss their upcoming May 15 clin- ic in conjunction with MusiCares where each participant will be custom-fitted with a special pair of noise-reducing earplugs, which can be worn on stage while playing, without interfering with the ability to hear the surrounding music. Rounding out the evening will be a short acoustic set by members of the Rock'n Docs, a band made up almost exclusively of practicing physicians. Tune In & Tune Up co-chair Culp explains, "While Tune In & Tune Up focuses on health awareness for the state's music community and its industry professionals, we want it to be clear that our seminars are free and open to all as it features infor- mation that is important to every- one, the music community but also those who go out and attend live music events." For more information, contact Russell Gusetti at russell@riverfolk. org . PAWTUCKET – The German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Ave., will hold its Spring Time Polka Dance on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men. Tickets are available by mail for $ 15 or $ 17 at the door. Table reservations are taken for 8-10 set- tings. Food will be available at 1 p.m. when the club opens. To order tickets, make checks payable to: German American Cultural Society (GACS) and mail to: Erika Danner, 100 Cushman St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02861. For more information, contact Mike Lebednik at 781-244- 4784 or email mike_lebednik@ oxfordcorp.com . PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center will host its annual Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, May 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the center, 420 Main St. The Health Fair is planned in cel- ebration of the month of May being Older Americans Month. A variety of free screenings and workshops will be available includ- ing: cholesterol and blood glucose screenings, oral cancer screenings, podiatry health checks, nutrition awareness and education, blood pressure checks, dermascan screen- ings, reflexology, chair massage therapy, bone density screenings, fall risk assessments and mobility equipment reviews, aromatherapy, hearing checks, vision health infor- mation, meditation classes, Reiki treatments, and more. The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation's Hope Bus will also be on hand for attendees to visit. All adults 55 and older are invited to attend the health fair free of charge. The building is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the center at 401-728-7582. answers

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